Aviat Networks and CLEAR TALK Now Deploying Eclipse™ Packet Node Platform to Meet Increasing Capacity Demands

Eclipse ODU 300, DAC GE3 and RAC 60 Elements Helping to Meet Subscriber Bandwidth Requirements Today and for the Foreseeable Future

Mar 18, 2011, 09:00 ET from Aviat Networks

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNW), a leader in wireless transmission solutions, today announced a new strategic partnership with operator CLEAR TALK Wireless to deploy elements of its industry-leading Eclipse™ Packet Node microwave backhaul platform to meet subscriber and shared backhaul requirements now and for the foreseeable future. Based on the overall nodal flexibility of the Eclipse™ Packet Node platform, CLEAR TALK can obtain the critical throughput for its subscribers due to advanced Ethernet switching features and Advanced Coding and Modulation (ACM).

"Aviat Networks' reputation as a strong and responsive partner to mobile operator backhaul requirements coupled with their long history and experience as a US based microwave supplier, is why we decided they were the right solutions provider for our needs," says Glenn Ishihara, chief executive officer of CLEAR TALK Wireless. "We needed a solution that could meet our growing subscriber and shared backhaul requirements for mobile data demand and at the same time, provide a backhaul network solution open to wholesale opportunities for other service providers.  The Eclipse™ Packet Node provides an adaptable architecture that can change as our network needs change. Aviat Networks' equipment will be a critical part of our network modernization and capacity expansion project as we move forward with the launch of our multiple carrier shared backhaul network."

Started in 2010, CLEAR TALK's network project is slated to continue deployment throughout 2011 with no definite end date yet determined. Aviat Networks' technology solution consists of the Eclipse ODU 300 outdoor unit, the DAC GE3 module, which provides the most advanced Carrier Ethernet switch subsystem available in a microwave backhaul platform, and the RAC 60 module that enables ACM operation, a technique that improves the reliability of a point-to-point microwave link by automatically adjusting the modulation scheme in response to effects such as rain fade to maintain its operational status. Also use of ACM can save CLEAR TALK on operating expenses by engineering new links using channel bandwidths lower than would otherwise be needed and capital expenses by eliminating the need to resize antennas—and associated costs.

"Our partnership with CLEAR TALK enables the operator to quickly deploy next-generation backhaul into the field with our short lead times for the Eclipse™ Packet Node platform," says Shaun McFall, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Aviat Networks. "In addition, using elements of the platform such as the DAC GE3 and the RAC 60, their subscriber base can take advantage of a wireless infrastructure that offers higher capacities and cost savings through flexibility to add more capacity without having to license additional channels."

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About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. is a leader in wireless transmission solutions. We apply innovation and IP networking expertise toward building a carrier class foundation for future mobile broadband networks. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks has built a reputation as a leader in offering best-of-breed solutions including LTE-ready microwave backhaul and a complete portfolio of service and support options to public and private telecommunications operators worldwide. With a global reach and local presence in more than 46 countries, Aviat Networks works by the side of its customers allowing them to quickly and cost effectively seize new market and service opportunities. Aviat Networks, formerly Harris Stratex Networks Inc., is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and listed on NASDAQ (AVNW). For more information or to join the dialogue, please visit:





About CLEAR TALK Wireless

CLEAR TALK Wireless operates under the basic principle that wireless phone and high-speed Internet should be simple and affordable—and everywhere. That's why we've been building mobile networks in underserved areas of the country since 1999. In the past 11 years, CLEAR TALK has built wireless networks in 17 different markets and constructed or acquired over 400 telecommunications sites. In just the last three years, CLEAR TALK has built over 250 communication sites and is today one of the largest tower owners in the U.S. Our network has expanded not only by organic growth but through roaming agreements with larger carriers. In the future, CLEAR TALK will continue to identify unserved and underserved markets where affordable service can provide much-needed voice and broadband options for our customers. For more information, visit http://cleartalk.net.

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